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Murder Mystery Dinner ~ Friday, July 18, 2014

The Dinner DetectiveThe Sierra Nevada Community Health Plan will present the 1st Annual Murder Mystery Dinner & Wine Pairing at the Miners Foundry on Friday, July 18, 2014.  Join us for an interactive mystery featuring the Dinner Detective, dinner, and wine pairing.  Beer will also be available.  The event begins at 6:00 p.m.  Dinner choices include Stuffed Chicken with Rice Casserole and BBQ Tri-Tip with Garlic Mashed Potatoes.

Cost is $55.00 per person.  Please call (530) 271-3232 or visit SNCHP for more information or reservations.

Sierra Nevada Community Health Plan (SNCHP) is a 501(c)(3) non profit community benefit organization whose mission is to design and facilitate health and wellness programs throughout our community.  We are seeking funds to match our Susan Komen Grant for mammograms.  This grant was reduced by 50% for 2014.

 

 

 

 

Kat Alves Photography

Kat Alves Photography

The Mission of the Miners Foundry Cultural Center is to preserve, enhance and utilize the historic Miners Foundry for cultural, educational and social activities.

The Foundry is a non profit organization, pleased to support Nevada County youth organizations such as NEO.

To support cultural programming and the preservation of the historic Miners Foundry, please become a member or make a donation today.

Get Floored – Miners Foundry New Wood Floor Campaign

For the past year, the Miners Foundry Cultural Center has been hard at work quietly raising funds for a new wooden floor in the Osborn/Woods Hall, one of the two great halls. With the help and support of private donors, businesses, Nevada City, Nevada County and the Nevada City Chamber Commerce they have raised 70% of the total amount needed. With just three weeks remaining before breaking ground on January 28, the Miners Foundry is reaching out to help make this much needed facility improvement a reality for the community to use and enjoy for generations to come.

“A wooden dance floor will allow the Foundry to produce Swing, Ballroom, Salsa and Blues dance events without making excuses about dancing on cement. It’s a big step in the improvement of the Miners Foundry,” says Paul Emery, a local promoter who has produced music and theatrical events at the Miners Foundry.

Located in the heart of downtown Nevada City, the Miners Foundry is a California Registered Historic Landmark. The building retains the character of the Gold Rush days with its rough-hewn beams, iron doors, and antique fixtures and furnishings. From its earliest days as a machine shop that spawned such modern marvels as the Pelton Wheel which would go on to revolutionize hydroelectricity to the fabrication of steel that was used in the Liberty Ships of World War II to its current use as Nevada County’s premiere cultural arts and community center, the Miners Foundry has and continues to play an integral role in the story of Nevada County, and ourselves.

“Charles Woods and David Osborn had a magnificent and brilliant vision which they made a reality; to create a cultural center for Nevada County from the ruins of a once bustling but ultimately derelict industrial building which once served the mines,” said Paul Matson, board member of the Miners Foundry and friend of the late partners, Osborn/Woods. “Today what was then the American Victorian Museum is alive and well while actively fulfilling that original mission, in what is now known as the Miners Foundry.”

In 2009, the Miners Foundry brought together community members, organizers and leaders for a strategic planning session. During the meeting the floor in the Osborn/Woods Hall, along with a new sound system, stage, curtains, and kitchen, were all identified as areas that needed improvement. Since then, these areas with the exception of the floor have been updated. A new floor would beautify the hall by lightening the room and improving acoustics. It would attract more music events that involve dancing. It would also provide an elegant space for dinner dances, night-club-style events and dinner theatre. Rental business for daytime uses such as exercise, yoga and dance classes would expand dramatically.

Last year the Miners Foundry hosted over 400 events and nearly 50,000 people, local and out-of-town, visited to either attend a rock concert, theatrical production or reading, non-profit or school fundraiser, private party, wedding, or just to admire the historic mining relics and the Foundry’s famous stone walls.

Young’s Carpet One has been selected as the contractor for the job. The scope of the floor project includes sealing and leveling the existing concrete floor, and then installing a premium hardwood floor. Donors of a certain level will have their name or the name of their choice permanently imprinted on the new wood floor.

“Like many non-profit arts venues, only 40% of the buildings operating costs are covered through rental income,” explains Gretchen Bond, Executive Director. “The remainder comes from Foundry-presented events, annual memberships, fundraising events, grants and donations. Individuals and businesses that choose to support the Foundry make an enormous difference and insure the legacy of this great building.”

Hurry!  Donations of any amount are welcome.  There is a deadline of January 26th for those who donate $1,000 or more and will have the name of their choice imprinted on the floor.

To make a tax-deductible donation you can do so online here or simply call (530) 265-5040. You can also mail in your donation to Miners Foundry, attn: Osborn/Woods Hall Floor, 325 Spring Street, Nevada City, CA, 95959. For questions or additional information please contact Gretchen Bond at (530) 265-5040 or Gretchen@minersfoundry.org

Burns Night ~ Saturday, January 26, 2013 ~ 4:00 p.m. Doors / 5:30 p.m Dinner ~ $55.00


Golden Bough Celtic Trio

The Gold Country Celtic Society will be hosting the 22nd Annual Robert Burns Celebration Dinner and Concert on Saturday, January 26, 2013.  Doors open at 4:00 p.m., with dinner seating at 5:30 p.m.  The wearing of formal or semi-formal Scottish attire is appreciated.  Tickets are $55.00 and are available at the Nevada City Chamber of Commerce or by calling (530)272-1316.

An elegant dinner will be served featuring a choice of meat, fish, or vegetarian entrees.  Included will be servings of haggis and wee drams of Scotch to accompany the traditional hosts.  The Brigadoon Pub will be serving single-malt scotch, local wine, and other libations throughout the evening.  The dinner program will include the playing of the pipes, the Address to the Haggis, the Toast to the Lassies and Lads, and the Immortal Memory Address to Burns.  Following dinner will be a music concert by the Golden Bough Celtic Trio.

The Mission of the Miners Foundry Cultural Center is to preserve, enhance and utilize the historic Miners Foundry for cultural, educational and social activities.   The Foundry is a non profit organization, proud to support other area non profits such as the Gold Country Celtic Society.

For more information about the Gold Country Celtic Society, please Visit Website.

“The Thin Man” ~ Friday, November 16, 2012 ~ 7:00 p.m. Doors / 7:30 p.m. Film ~ $12.00 Members / $15.00 Non-members

The Miners Foundry Cultural Center and the Nevada City Film Festival present “The Thin Man” on Friday, November 16, 2012. The special screening is part of the Food & Film Series, pairing movies with a fabulous dining experience.  Doors open at 7:00 p.m. and the film begins at 7:30 p.m.  Tickets are $12.00 for Miners Foundry or Magic Lantern Film Society Members and $15.00 for Non-members.  One drink ticket is included with price of admission.  Tickets are available online, by phone, or in person at the Nevada City Box Office, (530) 265-5462, or at Briar Patch Co-Op.

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After a four year absence, one time detective Nick Charles (William Powell) returns to New York with his new wife Nora (Myrna Loy) and their dog, Asta. Nick re-connects with many of his old cronies, several of whom are eccentric characters, to say the least. He’s also approached by Dorothy Wynant (Maureen O’Sullivan) whose inventor father Clyde Wynant is suspected of murdering her step-mother. Her father had left on a planned trip some months before and she hasn’t had any contact with him. Nick isn’t all that keen on resuming his former profession but egged-on by wife Nora, who thinks this all very exciting, he agrees to help out. He solves the case, announcing the identity of the killer at a dinner party for all of the suspects.

Renowned Chef Willem DeGroot of The Truffle Shop in Nevada City will complement the cocktail party theme with an array of decadent truffles and tortes. All truffles are created with an imported Belgian chocolate and not only taste amazing they are small works of art. Truffle Tortes contain two layers of a rich truffle filling (ganache) layered with dark chocolate cake, covered in a smooth chocolate glaze, and topped with the appropriate decoration. Truffle Tortes are available in Cafe Mocha, Raspberry and Hazelnut. Chef Willem DeGroot’s products have been sent to the White House, the Vatican, and other discriminating customers around the world.  The Truffle Shop will also be serving their famous Nevada City Ice Cap.


 

Power of 12 ~ 20th Anniversary Party ~ Sunday, November 4, 2012 ~ 5:30 p.m. Doors / 7:00 p.m. Music ~ $18.00 Advance / $22.00 Door

Power of 12

Power of 12, Nevada County’s home grown R&B band, will be presenting a 20th anniversary concert in conjunction with The Miners Foundry on Sunday, November 4th, from 7 to 10 pm. The doors will open at 5:30, and dinner will be available from Anya’s Catering.  Tickets are $18.00 in advance and $22.00 at the door.  Tickets are available online, by phone or in person at the Nevada City Box Office (530) 265-5040, or in person at Briar Patch Co-Op.

The Foundry was the site of the band’s first concert in October of 1992, when 16 local musicians came together to play for the benefit of Kent Smith, candidate for the State Senate, and the Green Party. Known as The Tribe at first, the band continued  to lay down some of the hottest R&B and rock dance grooves around for the last two decades. The band eventually pared down to an even dozen musicians, and recorded a CD in 1998 under the name of Real George at Flying Whale Studios. Over the years the personnel of the band has changed, but a core of 6 original members remains. The group updated its name to Power of 12 several years ago, and the music just keeps getting better.

As part of the 20th anniversary, the band will be bringing up on the stage numerous former members of the band, such as Bob Scarlett, Jim Thornton, Mike Bankston, and Joni Ivazes to join in on some special songs from the past and present. Pictures, posters, and a video of the band’s first show will be presented as well. Come on down and help us celebrate!

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